North Carolina offshore, surf, and pier fishing report

Nags Head

Anglers are catching numerous species

Here’s the latest Outer Banks fishing report from Oceans East Bait and Tackle – Nags Head. It’s a good one, and that goes for anglers on the beaches, on the piers, and in boats.

Offshore fishing last week started off slow but it has gotten better and better. Blackfin tuna fishing has been on fire the last few days. Some charter boats have come in with 40+ blackfins a day. Also still good dolphin catches too. The yellowfin have slowed down some with just scattered fish around.

This week I did hear about 5or 6 bigeyes being caught around the 630 and everyday anglers have been catching a few Wahoo. Friday was the final day of the Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament and fishing was pretty good the last few hours of the tournament. There was a good sailfish bite with some blue marlin mixed in.

Nags Head
Anglers are having a field day with the black tuna.

Beach fishing is getting better and better the last few weeks. Around Oregon Inlet, anglers are starting to catch puppy drum in good numbers. Also the spot made a great showing this week with people filling there coolers. The piers had a great week with Spanish, blues, spot, kings, cobia, and false albacore. The Slaybaugh family from Virginia caught 4 king mackerel off of Nags Head Pier in one day last week.

The Spanish mackerel bite continues to be hot on OBX piers.

Click here to read about the hot bull redfish bite that’s currently happening across the Carolinas.